Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9134
Title: An energy consumption benchmarking system for residential buildings in Hong Kong
Authors: Wong, LT 
Mui, KW 
Law, LY
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Building services engineering research and technology, 2009, v. 30, no. 2, p. 135-142 How to cite?
Journal: Building services engineering research and technology 
Abstract: Since the energy crisis in the 1970s, the government and policymakers have endeavoured to promote energy conservation policy on sustainable building designs and operations. Various benchmarks of building energy consumption were developed. Unfortunately, the complicated benchmarking models would impose difficulties in general adaptation. This study proposes a simple sustainability benchmark using a 5-star rating system for electricity and fuel gas consumption in residential buildings. With this system, the least sustainable households, i.e. the top 10% of the survey samples in consumption, would be awarded with the lowest sustainability rating of ′1 star', while the most sustainable households (i.e. the bottom 10%) would be awarded with the highest rating of ′5 stars'. This simple model would be useful for identifying the extreme cases of energy consumption and promoting the policy on sustainable building practices without inclusive measurements. Practical application: A simple sustainability benchmark model using a 5-star rating system for electricity and fuel gas consumption in residential buildings is proposed. This model would be useful for promoting the policy on sustainable building practices without inclusive measurements by identifying the extreme cases of consumption.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9134
ISSN: 0143-6244
EISSN: 1477-0849
DOI: 10.1177/0143624409103974
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

5
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 7, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

5
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 16, 2017

Page view(s)

43
Last Week
4
Last month
Checked on Oct 16, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.